On July 28, 1917, in New York City, a silent march was staged in protest of the East St. Louis massacre of 200 Blacks on July 2, 1917, the recent lynchings in Waco, Texas, and Memphis as well as other violent events against Blacks around the country.The United States had just entered World War I and many were questioning the use of Black soldiers to fight in a war while they were denied their basic rights here in the United States. The lynching and murdering of Blacks was on the rise. 3,446 Black men, women and childen were reportedly lynched in the United States. Many were not reported so the number is much larger. Black women and children were dressed in white and Black men were dressed in black. The over 15,000 marchers carried picket signs while thousands of New Yorkers watched from the sidewalks. The children marched as well as the adults. Some of the banners read: “Mother, do lynchers go to heaven?” “Mr. President, why not make America safe for democracy?” “Thou shalt not kill.” “Pray for the Lady Macbeths of East St. Louis.” “Give us a Chance to Live.” WE NEED TO ORGANIZE ANOTHER FOR THE LYNCHINGS OF OUR TIME -BLACK ON BLACK KILLINGS.